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Astros: Looking at the best, worst trades of past decade

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 08: Carlos Gomez #30 of the Houston Astros reacts to striking out against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning of the game on August 8, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Astros 3-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 08: Carlos Gomez #30 of the Houston Astros reacts to striking out against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning of the game on August 8, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Astros 3-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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With the 2010s coming to a close, here’s a look at the Astros best and worst trades of the decade.

The 2010s were an interesting decade for the Houston Astros franchise. It started with them embarking on a full scale rebuild and ended with them losing Game Seven of the World Series at home.

In between, we saw a change in ownership, a change in the front office, a move to the American League, and of course the team’s first championship. We even saw the removal of Tal’s Hill at Minute Maid Park, which was especially disconcerting for us here at CTH.

There were a number of trades made along the way, both major and minor, and some have worked out better than others. With that in mind, we combed through the list of Astros transactions over the last 10 years to identify the best and worst trades that were made.

Most of these were done by the Jeff Luhnow regime, as Luhnow has been in charge since December 2011. He built this roster from the ground up and really hasn’t made too many mistakes along the way. Just don’t talk about releasing J.D. Martinez.

We found it much easier to list the good trades Luhnow has made as opposed to the bad ones. Yes, there is one bad trade that stands out like a sore thumb, but most of the rest are trades he would probably make again. You really can’t ask for much more than that.

Without further ado, here are the best and worst Astros trades of the last decade.

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